Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

  • Minnesota Vikings (NFL ) ( 1982-2013 )
  • Minnesota Golden Gophers (Big Ten)
  • Football Games of the Minnesota Vikings (1982-2013)
  • Baseball games of the Minnesota Golden Gophers
  • Football Games of the Minnesota Strikers (1984 )
  • Basketball Games of the Minnesota Timberwolves (1989-1990)
  • Baseball Games of the Minnesota Twins (1982-2009)
  • Football matches of the Minnesota Golden Gophers (1982-2009)
  • MLB All- Star Game in 1985
  • World Series 1987, 1991
  • Super Bowl XXVI (1992 )
  • NCAA Final Four 1992, 2001

, Usually called the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome only "The Metrodome " or "The Dome " was a covered arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was used 1982-2013 of several sports teams as a venue for their home games.


After the major sports teams from Minneapolis, the Twins and the Vikings with the uncovered Metropolitan Stadium were dissatisfied was sought in the 1970s for a new solution. The Twins have criticized the lack of adequacy to the harsh weather conditions of the climate of the Midwest, the Vikings criticized the small seating capacity ( under 48,500 seats) and the outdated state of the sports stadium.

Therefore, a new stadium was planned for downtown Minneapolis. Similar to the Silverdome in Detroit, it should be completely covered. After the citizens of Minneapolis had approved the construction was started on 20 December 1979 with the construction of the Metrodome. The expenses amounted to 70 million U.S. dollars while costs were below two million. Developers was the state of Minnesota. Was named the arena after the 1978 deceased politician and former U.S. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey.

At the beginning of the 21st century began, the individual sports teams battling it out their games at the Metrodome, plans to develop its own venues. This arose from the fact that the Metrodome is considered unfashionable and not adapted to the needs of the individual teams enough. In 2006 started the construction of a new stadium for the football team the Golden Gophers. The TCF Bank Stadium was completed in 2009 and can accommodate 50,000 spectators. The Twins began in 2007 with the construction of Target Field, which was officially opened in 2010 with a 5-2 win over the Boston Red Sox. The stadium the Vikings is in the planning. The schedule provides for completion of the Vikings Stadium in the coming years.

On 11 December 2010, the roof structure built of fiberglass collapsed due to a heavy snow storm. Before that fell within 24 hours about 40 inches of new snow.

Immediately following the last season game of the Minnesota Vikings on December 29, 2013, preparations began for the demolition of the stadium. On January 18, 2014 was the first step of the actual demolition work the airborne roof controls left to the ground, then the arena should be gradually removed. In its place will arise with the temporary name Vikings Stadium in July 2016, a new building, which serves as the Minnesota Vikings new home. Until the completion of the TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota is a transitional home to the Vikings.


In the Metrodome a team plays its home games:

  • Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball (Big Ten)

He is also the former venue of the following teams:

  • Minnesota Strikers ( NASL ) ( 1984)
  • Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA ) ( 1989-1990)
  • Minnesota Twins (AL ) ( 1982-2009 )
  • Minnesota Golden Gophers Football ( Big Ten ) ( 1982-2009 )
  • Minnesota Vikings (NFL ) ( 1982-2013 )

Special events were the MLB All- Star Game in 1985 and the World Series in 1987 and 1991. 1992 was held at the Metrodome of Super Bowl XXVI. In the years 1992 and 2001 was the Metrodome hosted the Final Four of the NCAA tournaments. In addition, at irregular intervals, more sporting events and concerts are held at the Metrodome.